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Brain Surgery
Stroke Prevention and Management

This publication on stroke prevention and management highlights the need to reduce the local burden of stroke through the screening of Individuals for stroke risk management and through ensuring a prompt and effective treatment response after stroke onset.

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Head & Neck Surgery
Common Presentations in the Head & Neck

Lumps in the head and neck are common and the cause is usually benign. There are numerous causes of head and neck masses. Nevertheless these may be the presentation of either a malignancy or a chronic infection...

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Breast Surgery
Investigation of a New Breast Symptom: A Guide for Family Physicians

The National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC) of Australia has developed this guide to maximise the effectiveness of investigation of women who present to their family physician with a new breast symptom...

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Thoracic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery

Thoracotomy is one of the most painful incisions of any surgical procedure, and its associated complications, such as pneumonia, are well known. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) offers the benefits of a minimally invasive approach with reduced pain and complications...

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Gastro-intestinal
Oesophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy (OGD) FAQs

OGD (oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy) is the examination of the oesophagus (In US English, esophagus, thus the procedure may be called ‘EGD’), stomach and duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) by a thin, flexible tube called a gastroscope which has its own camera lens and light source.

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Brain Surgery
The New Concept and the Latest Advances in Stroke Management

The old concept of ‘Cerebrovascular Accident” is recently replaced by the new concept of “Brain Attack”. Just like heart attack, brain attack is also an acute cardiovascular disease. Both heart attack and brain attack are of similar aetiologies...

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Breast Surgery
Breast Screening: Today

The average woman depending on her racial ethnicity has a one in 6~9 chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime, based on a life expectancy of 85 years. Nowadays, screening guidelines for breast cancer for an individual woman should take in account those with an average risk...

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Thoracic Surgery
Sweaty Palms

Excessive sweating in the palms (palmar hyperhidrosis) is a common condition affecting about 1 to 4 % of the population. Unfortunately non-surgical means do not work very well, whereas open approach thoracic sympathectomy has not been popular due to its operational size...

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Gastro-intestinal
An “Instant Cure” for Obesity?

Is there an instant cure for obesity? Well the simple answer is NO! Surgery is the closest thing there is to a cure, though not an instant one, for obesity. This article will introduce 3 types of Minimally Invasive Surgery for obesity: Stomach Balloon, LapBand, & Sleeve Gastrectomy.

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Head & Neck Surgery
My Thyroid has Nodules! What shall I do?

The prevalence of thyroid nodules in any population will depend on various factors which include… sex, age, diet, iodine deficiency and also to the likelihood of radiation exposure be it environmental or therapeutic. Thyroid nodules are more common...

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Gastro-intestinal
Stomach Ulcers & Related Conditions FAQs

Indigestion is a common symptom for city dwellers, and is usually caused by either gastritis or ulcers. Gastritis refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach and could lead to ulcers if left untreated. There are many causes for gastritis or ulcers...

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Gastro-intestinal
Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery Service

Gastrointestinal surgery is one of the major subspecialties of surgery. It includes every part of the gut from the oesophagus (food pipe) that carries food from the mouth to the other end from which digested residue leaves the body.

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Gastro-intestinal
Colonoscopy FAQs

A colonoscopy is an examination of the inside lining of the large bowel. Any abnormalities will be visualised on the monitor screen. Small polyps are usually removed at the same time, or biopsies of large polyps, tumours or inflammation will be taken for further evaluation...

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Gastro-intestinal
Haemorrhoids: Management update and a word of caution

Here are three cushions present in the normal anal canal, which contribute 10 15-20% anal closure pressure and are important for both flatus and faecal continence. Haemorrhoids occur when these vascular cushions become congested and swollen, and when the condition becomes severe...

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Gastro-intestinal
Investigations for Colorectal Cancers

Colorectal cancers (CRC) are among the most common cancers in developed countries. In Hong Kong, 1,981 people died from CRC in 2013. These deaths are unnecessary as we now know CRC are largely “preventable”! Most of the CRC in fact develop from adenomatous polyps...

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